Re: Port Forwarding over Unreliable Connections

From: Todd H. (comphelp_at_toddh.net)
Date: 11/22/05

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    "Nico Kadel-Garcia" <nkadel@comcast.net> writes:
    > "Todd H." <comphelp@toddh.net> wrote in message
    > news:84sltp7chh.fsf@ripco.com...
    > > Gregory Novak <novak@ucolick.org> writes:
    > >> The question, then, is "How do I do this, either with SSH or other
    > >> software that uses SSH (since SSH is the only way through the
    > >> firewalls in question)?"
    > >
    > > If it's primarily X that concerns you, and if you aren't yet familiar
    > > with VNC (Virtual Network Computing), I suspect it's going to
    > > a) delight you
    > > b) make you wonder how you ever lived without it.
    > >
    > > There are a variety of VNC servers and clients out there (TightVNC,
    > > RealVNC are the usual suspects). VNC communication is not only far
    > > less bulky than X11's chattiness, but the reconnectability feature is
    > > exactly the sort of thing you're looking for.
    >
    > This is better than my suggestion of using "screen", at least for X
    > sessions.

    Gnu screen absolutely rocks. That reconnectability for terminal
    sessions is SO nice. How would that go on the SAT test?
            screen:terminal :: vnc:GUI ?

    Hee hee.

    > VNC also runs well over HTTPS sessions with its Java client
    > capabilities, so you need not even install a client for it. It's a
    > bit more of a bandwidth pig that way, but it can ease gaining
    > X-windows access to a machine while on the road.

    Good info to know!

    -- 
    Todd H.
    http://www.toddh.net/
    

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